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observe engaging in distractive behavior. eating, personal grooming, talking on the cell phone. because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> virginia's texting while driving law has too many loopholes. so instead, officers will be writing citations for failure to pay full time and attention while driving. how this woman got to be so drunk so early in the morning. her blood alcohol limit was twice the legal limit when she crashed. the police want to know if the drinks were flowing too freely at the bar. jackie reports. >> the horrific crash happened at 8:30 wednesday night. a white dodge caliber became wedged at a store front after jumping an island and striking two pedestrians. in the aftermath, they ordered two separate tests for the driver. 23-year-old tameka adams of mitchellville had results of .18 and .17 respectively, double the legal limit in the district. police believe she had been in the club called district up the street. a web flier and a recent "washington post" review noted offers of free drinks in a happy hour. kathy lanier confirms her officers are workin
. eating or personal grooming or talking on the cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> on the training course, police use reporters to drive it home. to simulate the impact distraction can have on driving, i set out on a course that might recreate a small residential street or parking lot. the officer was shotgun. it wasn't long before the first text arrived. >> if you just read to it me out loud. >> it says, got it. next distraction, a call tame my passenger is giving directions. >> hi. it's julie. >> head straight down the straightaway. >> yeah. >> we're almost -- >> okay. i'm sorry? >> we're almost at a complete stop. >> the trouble is i'm supposed to be going 25. last challenge? reading directions to a caller while navigating cones. i almost made it. the officers say the kind of driving i just did is exactly what they will be watching for. they see a car that is braking for no apparent reason, they're going to get up and look and see what that driver is doing. if they're doing something that is causing them to be distracted, they will stop and ticke
. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate the impact of distracted driving, i navigated what might replicate a narrow residential street or mall parking lot. the officer rode shog. was that the long before the first text arrived. >> if you could read the e-mail to me out loud. >> reporter: it says, got it. an adjustment here. next distraction, a call. at the same time my passenger is giving directions. >> hi. it's julie. >> head straight down the straightaway. >> reporter: yeah. >> almost -- >> reporter: okay. i'm sorry? >> we're almost at a complete stop. there are problem is i'm supposed to be going 25. the last challenge? reading directions to a caller while navigating cones. i almost made it. the officers say the kind of driving i just did is exactly what they will be watching for. and they will be perched inside unmarked high profile vehicles like this pick-up so they can really see whether is causing the bad driving. >> they see a car that's braking for
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